2018 is shaping up to be a corker for elections around the world, with ten in particular worth keeping an eye on, writes Charles Richardson.
Without a candidate of their own, Liberal voters turned up to contribute to the Greens swing in Northcote writes Charles Richardson.
If you were serious about "regime change" to promote democracy in the Middle East, you would start with Saudi Arabia, not Iran.
France's new President is playing a delicate game of balancing between centre-left and centre-right, but seems to know what he is doing.
According to David Marr, Hanson "is manageable, but we are not managing her".
International policy realists have something important to say about Russia that is quite independent of Trump's fondness for Vladimir Putin.
Populist parties love to represent themselves as rule-breaking mavericks. But wherever they win office, they find themselves invariably having to work with established actors in order to get anything done.
Yes, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by quite a large margin. But recounts in disputed states are not going to make the difference.
Like many other signs this year, particularly last month's US election, these twin events warn of a rising tide of xenophobic right-wing populism.